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, angela merkel, arrived at the white house on friday at a time of unprecedented german power. >> i don't -- this is a very important issue. it will be very important for us to bring the negotiations, very quickly to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relati
between president obama and angela merkel. michelle kai [s] [e] [r] has that store -- libby casey has that story. president obama and angela merkel stood side by side and spoke with one voice. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> translation: i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself. combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious. >> what form the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked
. earlier today, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel held a joint press conference at the white house. the two leaders discussed sanctions against russia over the situation in ukraine and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there
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telling merkel in no uncertain terms, we want no sanctions whatsoever. then you've got caterpillar in the united states that just lost a $1 billion deal that seamans picked up by going to moscow, meeting with putin and said, hey, we're dealing. so you can't keep the europeans on board. the last order of sanctions the americans just put on this week after we said there have been consequences and they have been basically ripping up the gee neva agreement -- geneva agreement they made on ukraine, there is going to be consequence queens so tough that the russians market go up on them. us saying we'll isolate the russians, not a single brick, not brazil, india or china, that is listening one iota to our policy. the chinese just announced 5 billion more, the chinese development bank in developments in china. we can't isolate the russians. we can push them toward china. it's not in our interest. right now our coalition on ukraine is canada because they have a large ukrainian population and elections coming up and japan because they're japan. i like canada and japan, they're great countrie
that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable contradiction between our security and safety in our privacy. the one thing i have tried to share with chancellor
. german chancellor merkel in dc for me. adverts none in an nsa spying. a report on the agenda between the two world leaders. the us become a nation of pill popping children will look at the issue of over medicating our kids later the cap. fans i can to begin with breaking news this evening in on the site in south western ukraine has been killed in a large fire connected with the brass band. the numbers can vary the local police tell the associated press that more than thirty people are dead after local trade union house without a place to be getting the midst of a standoff between ukrainian government supporters and antique and activists. today was marked by violence between those and get protesters in ukrainian military in fact at least three ukrainian troops and two antique its fighters were killed after the government launched a military assault on the eastern city of swansea ask which is held by anti government protesters our team player reports. it was on the street is that the ukrainian army is preparing another vaughan's come tonight to find eight it has people shared in atomic
minds -- compromise. bob cusack, thank you for the update. angela merkel talks about u.s. relations with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essent
is not yet but it's going to happen maybe. merkel did not disown him even though she didn't just say the words finance and unnecessary. and up and there was a real strong this very strong language from a previous president from the german chancellor. there is firm about them a twenty fifteen is even as a presidential election and in ukraine's you feel as though the west is finally going to get when you put into them budge. well i don't know but on the other hand it looks like the sanctions so hardworking. the russian economy which wasn't strong to begin with going into this offensive has been downgraded by the imf and a couple of other agencies the economic sanctions may be the most potent weapon that barack obama can wield it. merkel is a smart woman when it comes to the economy so she is she's backing that i think that probably means that to bring the rest of europe along behind and of course the united us in europe is exactly the things let me who doesn't want. i think is probably hoping in this offensive display america off from the europeans in terms of the response to the crisi
and chancellor merkel stood side by side in the rose garden and spoke with one voice threatening broader sanctions for russia if it continues to foment unrest in ukraine. >> if we see in fact the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more severe sanctions. >> translator: i agree with the american president. that they are not an end in itself but combined with the offer that we want diplomatic solutions, it is a very necessary second components to show that we are serious, sceers abou --serious about our altern. >> energy flows from russia to europe, those continue to even in the midst of the cold war. at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you're going to turn off the tap on all russian oil or natural gas exports, i think is unrealistic. >> reporter: president obama said instead sanction he could hit the arms sector, or line of trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in two years. germany's leaders are still angry over revelation of nsa eavesdropping on merkel
-span, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. they held a press conference. then the united nations security council held a meeting on russian intervention in the ukraine. afterwards, more from the german chancellor as she discussed the future of u.s. relations with her country. obamar today, president and german chancellor held a joint press conference. this discussed additional -- and they discuss a set -- they discuss additional sanctions. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determ
, or else i would have little advice for her. i returned from an event with chancellor merkel who is in town. he is a good thing she is here. no doubt the conversation will center on these topics. a tough guy.him ready for the challenge. educated at the university of nebraska on the g.i. bill. will --'s record, foot nine-four. a few touchdowns for u.s. policy right now would be a good thing. face,ng a smile on your chuck, as you are here. here is a scarf from the cornhuskers. go big red. these welcome chuck hagel. the secretary of defense. [applause] should i put it on for the presentation? you. thank i am always overwhelmed in your company. now you have out done yourself with a special scarf. the cornhuskers will have a better citizen -- season this year. thank you. center forhe wilson what you continue to do for our tontry and world affairs bring thoughtful analysis and leadership to these tough issues. the world is confiscated, -- complicated, as we all know. it is not getting less competent or dangerous. your continued contributions and leadership as well as this institution are very val
political theater there. the president appeared with merkel from germany trying to show unity but the fact of the matter is there's a lot of disunity. back home. the voting public in germany is very split on this. they think the sanctions have gone far enough. they rely on russia for a lot of their energy as does a lot of europe. they're worried about prices spiking. although there's an attempt to present a united front, the european and americans interests are diverging here. >> the point of today was to present the unity but we should be clear that the type of sanctions we're talking about that would be tough are down the road at this point. the sector sanctions are if russia makes a move over the border into ukraine. we're talking about individual sanctions and right now it looks like those aren't doing much to change putin's calculus. >> the goal post versus moved throughout this thing. if russia goes in it's changed. >> always backwards. look, obama has adopted the worst possible way to approach a coalition than an adversary which is the lowest common denominator. he insists on unity.
and the german chancellor angela merkel. here is a look at the president's comments. there is a deep and public it is history between russia and ukraine, so of course, mr. putin possibly you should be taken into account. . what cannot be taken into account is mr. putin's suggestion both through words and actions that he has the right to violate the sovereignty to violate iuntry ts territorial integrity, to dictate the economic policies or foreign policy of a sovereign country. that is not acceptable. our view from the start has been that the ukrainians should be able to make their own decisions. i am very confident that if they are allowed to make their own decisions, they will have a good relationship with russia and with europe, that they will want to trade with russia and with europe. but what they cannot accept, understandably, is the notion that they are simply an appendage and that the kremlin has veto power over decisions made by a duly elected government in kiev. so if mr. putin's goal is to allow ukrainians to make their own decisions, then he is free to offer up his opinions about wha
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chancellor angela merkel, he moved it up a tad because the president here is hanging on to a possibility of a diplomatic resolution. and angela merkel agreed with that. although he punctuated that with a very big "but" today. president obama speaking at a news conference with the german chancellor a little more than an hour ago. >> but as angela merkel said, if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. and the consultations have been taking place over the course of the last several weeks about what exactly those would look like and would apply to a range of sectors. the goal is not to punish russia, the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. >> michelle kosinski who attended the news conference. and michelle, talk to me about the significance here of this change and a trigger. first it was invasion, now sounds like it
. 2014] live next to the u.s. chamber of commerce in washington with german chancellor angela merkel focusing on u.s.-german relations and the importance of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. which is getting attention on capitol hill. a survey released by pew research showing 53% of americans regard a trade agreement as a good thing. been at theor has white house meeting with president obama on a number of issues. in particular on sanctions against russia over the intervention in ukraine. the ap saying that the president says violence escalating in eastern ukraine is making it obvious to the world that pro-russian militants are not peaceful protesters. he voiced his support for the ukrainian government on the day of its first major offensive aimed at driving out the insurgents occupying government buildings across the east of ukraine. we will hear from the german chancellor in just a bit. she will be introduced i thomas dunne eu, the president and ceo of the chamber of commerce. we bring you a conversation on sanctions and their effectiveness on foreign policy. the
on a devastating landslide and in afghanistan. both he and german chancellor angela merkel have tough questions on whether they can reach an agreement on stronger sakes against russia and whether they can bridge the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on ukraine both leaders seemed amenable to the possibility of further sanctions that take direct aim at key sectors of the russian economy. sanction that is could potentially damage a sluggish european economy as well. president obama said it all depends on how deeply russia interferes with ukraine in the lead-up to its elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> for her part chancellor merkel told the associated press -- the assembled press that, "the post-war order has been put into question by the actions of russia and vl
's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or should go. because there are such close trade ties between germany and russia, especially in the oil and gas sector, so both leaderings pointing to may 25th as a crucial date, and urging t president putin to not interfere with the elections as they go forward. >> we want to continue to keep open the possibility of resolving the issue diplomaticall
conference between president obama and german chancellor angela merkel who arrived in town today. the two have been meeting for about four hours. among the topics said to be on the table, the nsa and also the german response to the crisis in ukraine. our libby casey is there right now. libby set the stage for us. are expectations for this meeting between these two leaders high? >> well, del, i wouldn't say they are high, but it is a pivotal moment and an essential time when these two leaders want to show unity. they have different agendas, but when they come out here, expect to see them try to speak with one voice. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> merkel and obama will say publicly will be we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last yea
that and they will follow. and that's right come in. -- and that's where i come in. angela merkel is an washington, d.c. to speak with president obama. they are coming out now to make a statement in the rose garden. let's listen in. there is going to be focus on vladimir putin and the situation in ukraine. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. th
merkel will be meeting with president obama. it was opposed to start 20 minutes ago. it has been delayed a bit. once the house comes in for the pro forma session, no legislative business expected. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. he clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 2, 2014, i hereby appoint steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, christ church, washington, d.c. >> let us pray. god of all nations, you called all people to live lives of righteousness and justice. bless those who gather in this place, to those who lead here, grant the patienc
what the white house says between merkel and rest of europe on how tough to be against vladimir putin. there's talk the incremental sanctions have not been working and the other issues, the confusion and disagreements over intelligence and eavesdropping that still have yet to be resolved. kristen? >> reporter: right, a lot to talk about today, andrea, but certainly the key issue we'll be talking about is ukraine and sanctions that you mentioned. president obama and the white house have been pushing european allies to enact stiffer sanctions, sanctions on the various sectors of russia's economy, the mining sector and believes that would have a bigger bite than sanctions implemented so far which largely target individuals. russia has been hesitant to move forward with stiffer sanctions because they are far more dependent on russia for things like oil than the united states is. so that is where the divide comes in. president obama has said he doesn't want to move forward without his european allies because he wants to present a united front to russia. the u.s. calculation being that that
a joint news conference with the president and german chancellor angela merkel. the president may talk about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "
now. that is angela merkel and the president of the united states. we're going to take a break and be right back. take a new look at news. >>> hello and welcome back to al jazeera america. we are watching washington at this hour, because all this morning german chancellor angela merkel has been meeting with president obama. there are two topics that are expected to emerge when the two leaders hold a news crisis in the next few minutes. one being the crisis in ukraine. much of it's a exports come from russia. and the eavesdropping on angela merkel's phone. libby casey joins us by phone right now. and libby, you have been tracking the developments that have been taking place. this is not going to be as smooth sailing as many hoped. >> reporter: good morning, del, as i talked to the german reporters, and we're talking about political scientists and scroll lars as well. they say that angela merkel is a very polite leader. don't expect her to throw our fireworks live. but they said she will be speaking intense words behind closed doors to president obama over concerns not just about
's the question. will be royal visit to memphis get more popular media coverage that angela merkel's trip to the white house? my answer is yes of course it will. the royals will be all over the celebrity pages, all over local news, all over the tabloids. angela merkel will hard to get a mention. much of america will know this -- won't even though she's here. why is this? first off celebrity is news these days. celebrities sell products. they sell magazines and boost tv ratings. that is the fact. there is also the appeal of royalty even in america. i would say especially in america. all king george may have been kicked out but the next king george who happens to be prince william's son is the endless fascination here. is it social class? pomp and circumstance? because kerri is the world's most eligible bachelor? he is. having broken up with his girlfriend of two years, pour angela merkel, she can't compete with that. she may run europe's most powerful economy and the telling of president how he runs his foreign policy but she is toast when it comes to media coverage. you can make a case th
evaporates. hundreds of troops are already in the region. this hour, president obama and angela merkel are due to speak at the white house in the white house rose garden to bring those comments to you live. april jobs report making news. figures show more than 280,000 jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate has dropped four points. to 6.3%. >> that is a big, big drop. much bigger than expected and there were revisions over the last few months, so more jobs added than expected, so we're joined by an economist and alison kosik. there's a lot going on with these numbers. a rot of it if good, but not all of it perfect. >> right, no doubt about it. the 288,000 job adixs for april, that's good. it shows that the job growth is really taking on, that there is momentum in the economy, but then there are a couple of dark clouds in this report. even after the winter thaw is happening. for one, you look at the unemployment rate. 6.3% falling from 6.7%. you think, gosh, that sounds great, but the problem is the reason it fell is not good. it's because the labor participation rate has f
. thank you for being with us. the president is meeting with german chancellor angela merkel. in about one hour 40 minutes we will have live coverage of a joint news conference with the president and german chancellor. the nsa spying tactics, the situation in benghazi, and the ukraine and eastern europe, dominate the conference. live on c-span and c-span radio at 11:40 a.m. live coverage of the white house correspondents dinner tomorrow, getting underway at 6:00 eastern time. you can join the conversation on our facebook page as well as the president pokes fun at the media. you will also be able to see the red carpet as we stream it live on www.c-span.org as well as some behind the scenes perspective of the correspondent dinner. ask for joining us on this friday edition of " washington journal." enjoy the rest of your day and a terrific weekend. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] the labor department releasing the april jobs numbers this morning showing employers adding 288,000 jobs last month, the most in two ye
at the white house. jon karl is there right now. the meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, tougher sanctions against putin can't work unless she goes along. >> reporter: that's right. angela merkel is seen as the key player here. that's because germany is the biggest trade partner with russia. germany is russia's largest trading partner with europe. more than twice the entire trade of the united states comes through germany. as one senior official told me just a short while ago, there's no question that economic sanctions are more effective when they're done in coordination with europe. if the united states is going to go forward with another round of broader sanctions against germany -- against russia, germany has got to be there with the u.s. >> there's been a lot of pushback from corporations, both here and in germany. >> reporter: yeah. there's no question about that. germany has been a reluctant partner here. it's not just the corporations that have deep ties with russia. it's also oil and gas. germany gets one-third of its oil, one-third of its gas from russia. they have a lo
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house today. the two leaders are expected to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. ther
merkel at the rose garden. let me bring in jason furman of the council of economic adviser s. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> better than expected for sure, but are you satisfied? >> well, we are never satisfied, until we get the unemployment rate to the point where everybody who wants a job can find one. but we are making progress toward tas goal as you said. we try not to look month to month, because things are bouncing around, but over the past year, we have been adding 200,000 jobs per month which is steady, and that is consistent with the unemployment rate to fall by more than one point per year, and there is strengthening of the numbers. >> and you know what the pushback is, you can push it back with the 4.5% gdp growth, and how do you get to the next leve level? >> well, we are getting there. the unemployment rate has come down a point in the last year, and that is as fast as we have lowered it in recovering from the recession. the great recession was a deep hole, and taking a while to get out of it, but we certainly want to get out of it faster. if we invest in the
the german chancellor later for talks on the escalating crisis in ukraine. it is angela merkel's first visit to washington since the revelation american spies tapped her mobile phone. advancing a trade deal is on the agenda. the pair will hold a joint press conference. >> angela merkel is in the midst of a short trip to washington, under 24 hours. a large part of it will be spent here at the white house in meetings with the u.s. president barack obama. they will be trying to show a united front in terms of what the european union and united states should be doing together against russia and in ukraine. both leaders would say there is a united front in terms of sanctions in place and sanctions that might still come. there are slight differences between the two. there might be bigger differences in the future when it comes to the attention of sectoral sanctions sanctions that might face whole sectors of the russian economy like the energy sector. germany believes it has more to lose than the united states. this is a meeting between angela merkel and barack obama that would have looked differen
. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone. the major issues? >> got to do something. >> the long road to recovery. millions returning home, surveying the damage left behind by those devastating tornados. >> backlash being felt after brunai en acts sharia code, it has some boycotting a hotel chain. i am stephanie sy. >> this morning, ukrainian forces trying to take back several eastern cities controlled by the pro-russian separatists. >> kiev launched military operations in the city of slovyansk. >> officials saying separatists shot down two army helicopters, killing one pilot and injure others. >> in donetsk where pro-russian separatists have taken control of the city's main train system. >> it began at about 4:30 a.m. outside slovyansk when units of the ukrainian army and to have launched the next phase in what kiev has described as an antiterrorist operation which has been in play in one form or another for several weeks now with units of the army
, at the white house the president will be meeting with the german chancellor angela merkel. his issues likely to come up in a news conference with reporters. the president is hosting the german chancellor for a working lunch and an oval office meeting. those nsa phone taps the situation in ukraine are also subject to dominate the conversation. we want to begin with the issue of benghazi because it has come front and center yet again. this morning inside the "the wall street journal" -- meanwhile, "the hill" newspaper has an item. one of the e-mails details national security advisor -- senator lindsey graham of south carolina calls roads e-mail a smoking gun that proves the white house tried to spin the facts at of the presidential election. that e-mail just part of the story. course hearing by house republicans and the house oversight committee. overseeing what was happening in north africa and the middle east. this is part of the opening statement. the chairman of that committee california republican darrell issa. >> some of the documents which were brought to light only days ago through a f
. then there is the geopolitics, adam. you were going to mention president obama and chancellor merkel. he will indeed be meeting with chancellor merkel around 11:30. think of merkel, putin as the equivalent of blair and bush. we will see what they have to say. >> and this is a levin 40 this morning, a joint press conference. 11:40 this is at morning. this is nonfarm payroll, here is zero, here is bad, there is the crisis, there is the 200,000 number, and what we desire are these spikes above 200,000, this effervescence, and we are sort of there, that is the hope and prayer. we are getting there. there is a picture of what we will see at 8:30 this morning, bill gross and the glass will be bloombergthat time on radio. here is scarlet fu. >> we need to start with ukraine because forces are on the opens of. they're trying to take back the eastern city from pro-russian militants. they're basically a nori warnings -- and they are basically ignoring warnings from vladimir putin. within back your troops your country. and about that statement. i mean, come on. >> while our troops are amassed along the border. >> why is
ukraine sends armored vehicles and artillery to retake buildings. angela merkel and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? day.re protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the
of the afghan population alright love german chancellor merkel is making her first visit to washington dc since two thousand eleven to the writing to the nation's capital today and will be meeting with president obama early tomorrow for a lunch meeting focused on economic issues. in the first meeting between the two leaders since the news broke last october at the nsa had been served a link. merkel's phone calls and email communications for her cell phone. there's no doubt that tension still exists between merkel and obama over the issue still is unlikely to carry any weight in our conversation to scott's this visit i was doing earlier by holder start. he's the senior washington correspondent for der spiegel and the terror of the new book the nsa complex for assassin to describe the tension surrounding the visit. as a deep disappointment on knuckles and not too much about the fact that she's been targeted. she sees this as a part of professional business it's the hope president obama handled this affair the summer when the first snow of the document scandal that sent a delegation to washington
back and push back against the run. during merkel's visit in two thousand and eleven. us president obama seemed in control of the foreign policy front. thanks to a decisive lead intervention. now they're both talking conservative cross fire allegedly too hesitant to recruit new news clips that i am very very disappointed in with both us and european level of pushback on russia they have tried to be measured and each time goodness spurned their generosity and gone further and i think they mowed both psychologically personally now may be it a point. they might be ready to do something. military intervention by the west seems unthinkable. the only scenario to ramp up the pressure sanctions against all sectors of the russian economy the situation in ukraine is threatening to overshadow her goals and targets the school board at the chance to speak at the u s chamber of commerce about a more positive issue. the planned free trade agreement between the us and eu the friends of the potentially biggest free trade area in the world are hoping that merkel's visit will be imposed for the compl
correspondent is here. angela merkel not in berlin, she is in d.c. d.c.e will be landing in later today, she first meets a group of senators. look for senators to pressure angela merkel on how you pressure vladimir putin on ukraine. it is going to dominate the discussion. she meets with obama tomorrow and then christine lagarde. willis merkel and obama, they make nice after some difficult relationships over the nsa allegations, tapping of her personal phone. >> which network do you think the merkel phone uses in the u.s.? >> you have got to go with t-mobile, 60% owned by deutsche telekom. we will watch to see but happens at the open, stocks are not trading here today but we will see what happens with t-mobile and sprint. an interview later on on bloomberg west with john legere, president and ceo of t-mobile. maybe we can press him on whether or not he wants the job of a merged company, sprint and t-mobile. >> thank you very much indeed, hans nichols. it for "the pulse," we will be back tomorrow. now it is "surveillance." ♪ kieve east slips away from and what's left of ukraine. the dow surg
back into another one by a new financial crisis with russia. >> chancellor merkel will be at the white house on friday. last time she was in the states, there was a state dinner in her honor. now she's coming after it was revealed the nsa has been wiretapping her phone. what's the conversation going to be like? dha what's going to be the first thing on the agenda and what's going to be the second thing on the agenda? >> if it's merkel, she definitely wants to get the nsa thing behind them and she'll press on that a lot. but this big transatlantic trade agreement is stalling right now in the congress and the eu. she's certainly going to want to push on that. obama wants to get some sense from her on how far russia will go on russian policies and sanctions. he knows without germany being closely aligned with the american position, the u.s. will be isolated and the policy will be pretty ineffective. >> merkel has a relationship with putin and obama. how does her relations with each man affect their relationship with each other? >> that's a good point. it seems to me has a very bad relatio
be coordinated but not necessarily identical. meeting with her polish counterpart, german chairman angela merkel said russia is not doing enough to de-escalate the crisis. >> i am absolutely convinced that russia has the power or could have the power to get the ukrainest and eastern to join a peaceful process of dialogue and reparation for elections but so far moscow has not even given those signals. russian economy is already suffering from the sanctions that have been imposed. now the pressure looks set to increase. >> moving onto other news, slovenia's governing coalition is on the brink of collapse after just 13 months in office. members of the ruling positive slovenia party have voted to oust the prime minister and replace her with the party founder. to hand in her resignation. coalition partners say they government led by the party leader. they are calling for new elections. hundreds of thousands of doldrums are making their way to rome to witness the historic -- athletic pilgrims -- catholic pilgrims are making their way to rome to witness the historic canonization of two saints. >> antic
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